>> Mar 18, 2010
Due to our community medicine project, I had to travel down to Mantin. Since we were already in Negeri Sembilan, I thought, why not stop by the Seremban wet market for their famous beef noodles.
Alas, the beef noodle stall was closed. This is what I seriously hate about 'days off not fixed'. Anyway, we decided to try the other recommendation, the famous Sotong BeeHoon at Hiong Kee.
The owner of Hiong Kee, starts work at 3am. He has to source his ingredients and start preparing his stock. He told me that he has been selling this dish for over 15 years. Hence, he managed to build a reputation for himself as the best Sotong Bee Hoon stall in the Seremban Market (there are many stalls in Seremban market that offer sotong beehoon).
Food in Seremban is relatively cheap compared to KL. A bowl of this noodles only goes for RM3.30.
According to the owner of Hiong Kee (I didn't get his name), the beehoon is lightly fried and topped with gravy. The noodles come with slices of pork, sotong and some greens. This is a very popular breakfast item here.
The noodles tasted quite alright. The sotong (squid) has a nice crunchy bite to it. It didn't have that strong squid smell to it. The chili went quite well with this dish. Hailing from KL, I found this dish rather unique.
According to the owner, a lot of KL foodie wouldn't mind the long drive to Seremban just to ta pao (take away) a few packets of sotong bee hoon and beef noodles from the Seremban Market.
I personally would not travel down to Seremban for this. However, if somehow find myself in Seremban for whatever reason, I certainly wouldn't mind stopping by here for a quick bite.
Restaurant Rating: 7/10
Pricing: Under RM5
*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Hioong Kee, Mee Hoon Sotong
Stall 753, Pasar Besar Seremban,
Telephone Number: 016 910 7357
7.30am-2.30pm (or until runs out)
Closed on Tuesdays
Days off not fixed.